Taking a break from putting the finishing touches on the 2nd Mystery Project (which will be posted very soon!) to share this cute tid-bit. Last week, I was in the grocery store. I always check the magazine area, incase there happens to be anything of interest. It is pretty much hit or miss; if there is a hit, I would much rather grab it than have to pack up the baby and drive aaalll the way out to the book store, even though I have a discount card for the book store. Anywho, as I was perusing, out of the corner of my eye I noticed someone else. I didn't turn around, but rather, figured they could wait until I was done looking to have their turn. (Polite, aren't I?) As it turned out, the lady happened to be rather nice. She was older - the grandmotherly type. Since I was looking at the needlecraft section, she asked if I did needlework.
I told her yes, I knit. And then..... wait for it... here it comes.... trying to be helpful, she asked "Did you know there are a bunch of free patterns online?" HeeHeeHeeHee!!! Boy, do I ever! I smiled and told her yes, I know there are free patterns online. We chatted for a few minutes; she mentioned a sweater she had gotten years ago at some store or other, and it was wearing thin so she wanted to knit a new one. She was looking for a pattern that was close to the sweater, because it was her favorite. She described it, mentioning her troubles with putting in a zipper. She then told me about a local knitting group she belongs to, and what they do, and where she lives, etc. Right then, baby began to fuss, providing me with an escape. I told her it was nice to meet a fellow knitter, and good luck with her sweater. And so there we parted ways, and I got a good chuckle out of the fact that she was surprised at how much information one can find online. So, did you know, there are a bunch of free patterns online? If not, check out the Free Knitting Patterns tab at the top of the blog.
Until next time, Happy Knitting!